Sandy Springs leaders are planning their first fireworks show in honor of Independence Day.

The event will be held July 6, Independence Day weekend, on the lawn at the Concourse Corporate Center at 5 Concourse Parkway.

The event is free.

“Events like these build a sense of community strength and pride,” Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos said in a press release. “Our hope is to grow an annual tradition that brings families and residents together.”

During a recent City Council work session to discuss the upcoming budget, City Manager John McDonough said the estimated cost of the event would be less than $50,000.

Fire Chief Jack McElfish said the cost of the fireworks would be around $21,000.

“This will be a great community event,” McDonough said during the budget work session. “We’re excited about it.”

The Concourse will open complimentary parking at 6:30 p.m. at Parking Decks Five and Six, with parking for handicapped guests in Parking Deck Four, the city press release says.

There will also be music from the band Shiloh at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m.

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